JENNIFER HAWKINS ELIMINATED FROM DANCING WITH THE STARS

DANCING WITH THE STARS - 7.30pm Tuesdays on Seven

In a DANCING WITH THE STARS shock, 2004 Miss Universe and presenter on The Great Outdoors, JENNIFER HAWKINS, is the latest celebrity to be eliminated from Seven's hit variety program.

JENNIFER and her dance partner SERGEY BOLGARSKIY made a quick-step exit from the dance floor after performing the jive and registering the lowest on a combined score of judges voting and viewer polling.

Their dance was dogged by wardrobe malfunctions as Jennifer lost one of her shoes after a strap snapped and her radio microphone was skittled across the floor during the routine. The duo recovered to be rewarded with a score of 24 out of a possible 40 points by the judges.

Still in the competition, Human Nature's TOBY ALLEN remains the celebrity to beat after top scoring with 34 points. Boxing champ KOSTYA TSZYU was next with 27, followed by Sunrise 's GRANT DENYER with 25, KATE LANGBROEK with 24, and NOELINE BROWN struggled to remember her routine and managed just 18 points.

JENNIFER, who was this week nominated in the TV WEEK LOGIE AWARDS for BEST FEMALE NEW TALENT , said she was glad the experience was over.

"I'm looking forward to Sergey not pushing me hard, not training and not doing the long hours. I really enjoyed being part of the show and all the guys were wonderful. I was really looking forward to doing the next dance (the quickstep), but I'm just glad I made it show five which was my goal."

Part proceeds from JENNIFER 's phone votes will go to her chosen charity THE OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN CANCER CENTRE APPEAL which is being built at Melbourne 's Austin Hospital . Olivia performed live on DANCING WITH THE STARS last week to show her gratitude to and support for Jennifer.

JENNIFER will now return to presenting stories from around Australia and the world on Seven's THE GREAT OUTDOORS .

If you want to ensure your favourite couple makes it through to the Grand Final of DANCING WITH THE STARS , SMS the first name of your celebrity to 194 777, or phone the following numbers. Voting lines will close in two-weeks time at 7.30pm Tuesday April 18.

  • Kate Langbroek 1902 555 011
  • Kostya Tszyu 1902 555 013
  • Noeline Brown 1902 555 014
  • Grant Denyer 1902 555 016
  • Toby Allen 1902 555 019

To help you make your decision next Tuesday April 11 at 7.30pm on Seven , we go behind-the-scenes with DANCING WITH THE STARS - THE TOP FIVE .

We meet the top five couples who have made it through to the halfway point of the series, having impressed the viewers and judges with six stunning routines and fourteen gruelling weeks of training. Two of these final five will be battling it out on Grand Final night, for the title of DANCING WITH THE STARS CHAMPION SERIES FOUR .

Hosted by SONIA KRUGER , the top five couples will reveal their secrets on how they have made it this far, their tactics to take them all the way to Grand Final night, who they see as their biggest competition and the personal highlights of their journey so far. Relive their top scoring and most memorable dances and hear each couples personal thoughts on why these were their best routines.

The next LIVE episode of DANCING WITH THE STARS will air at 7.30pm on Tuesday April 18 when another celebrity is eliminated and we find out who the final top four will be.

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